published: 28.08.2013, 18:19 | updated: 28.08.2013 18:31:29
Prague - The Czech Republic has adopted reserved stance on a possible intervention in Syria as the only solution to the conflict is diplomatic and peaceful, the Foreign Ministry said today.
The Czech Republic is for a rapid agreement on the cease-fire concluded by both sides and for the beginning of the talks on the country's political transformation.
Western allies are considering launching air attacks over what they consider the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government headed by President Bashar al-Assad.
The Czech Foreign Ministry is concerned about the news on the use of chemical substances.
The ministry considers the use of chemical weapons inadmissible and at variance with valid international conventions irrespective of the perpetrator's identity and the circumstances of the attack, the press release said.
The Foreign Ministry said the U.N. inspection team should be given all conditions to inspect the event as thoroughly as possible on the site.
Given the existing speculations about the possibility of an international military intervention against the armed forces and facilities of the Syrian state, the Czech Republic notes again that it still considers a diplomatic and peaceful solution the only solution to the internal Syrian conflict, it added.
The situation in Syria remains very unclear, developing dynamically from day to day, the Foreign Ministry said.
It did not comment on the CTK's question of whether the Czech diplomatic office in Damascus was still open.
Its head Eva Filipi was probably at the meeting of Czech ambassadors in Prague earlier this week.
Earlier today, United Nations experts renewed the inspections of the sites reportedly hit by chemical attacks in Syria in which a civil war has been waged for long.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demands at least four days for them to finish their work.
The Syrian government has denied any responsibility for the chemical attack.
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